It’s been a while since I posted, and I feel bad about that as I’d been doing really well to blog once a month. Unfortunately my new job meant I was so exhausted all the time! I’d get up at 6am every day then catch two buses to work (one of which was usually late […]

What does the term mean?

A program that allows you to organise, publish, delete, edit and modify content from a central interface. WordPress is a CMS.

An API provides a means for one piece of code to talk to another in a way that both will understand by providing instructions and tools. This is especially relevant if one piece of code is written in another language to the other. Some examples being: plugins for a CMS exporting data into a JSON […]

My poking around in WordPress has empowered me to poke around with mum’s website and cook her up a custom theme. Originally when I designed it (2008 I think?) I’d made it in HTML/CSS. A simple fixed-width layout with nice bright colours. I even had a splash page for it, such was the trend at […]

I’ve been working on portfolio designs for the last month. I had a cool tea box that I was using as inspiration but I just couldn’t get the right look, despite cooking up 7 different versions. You can see the best of this terrible bunch on the left. I really liked the colours and the […]

The 1079design website is finally finished and I’m really proud of it. Most of the work had been done by last Friday in terms of the main code and the copywriting. I then spent this week tidying up the gallery page, adding some rotating banners and finishing off the filler text. As well as making […]

Dave signed off on the wireframes so I’ve been working on some concepts and ideas for the layout. I based most of the ideas on the logo that he uses – it’s good for brand recognition in my opinion. I came up with three in the end, and we settled on a combination of the […]

My friend Dave has asked me to make him a website! I’m really excited because it’s the first time I’ve had a client for a long while and a paying one too ;-). Dave has his own business making graphics for people – mostly beer labels and fliers for local businesses. He had the ability […]